Liselott Linsenhoff

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Liselott Linsenhoff
Liselott Linsenhoff 1969 Ajman stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born 27 August 1927
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died 4 August 1999 (aged 71)
Juan-les-Pins, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Equestrian
Club FRFC, Frankfurt am Main

Liselott Linsenhoff (27 August 1927 – 4 August 1999) was a German equestrian and Olympic champion. Competing in the mixed dressage on the famous Swedish stallion Piaff, she won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics with the West German team, and an individual gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics, becoming the first woman gold medalist in this event.[1]

At the world championships, Linsenhoff was a member of the winning dressage team in 1974 and finished second individually in 1970 and 1974. In addition, she won two individual (1969 and 1971) and one team European title (1973). Her daughter, Ann-Kathrin, was also an Olympic champion in equestrian sport.

Liselott was the daughter of Albert Schindling, the owner of the racing stable Asta. She lived in Taunus and was one of the most prominent German dressage riders, along with Josef Neckermann. In 1975, her family moved to Switzerland, which resulted in a conflict with the German tax authorities, and retirement of Linsenhoff from sport shortly before the 1976 Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ a b Liselott Linsenhoff.